Athens, Greece, 26 June 2008

List of Participants

Socialist International Women Pia Locatelli
Marlène Haas

Full member organisations

Women's Secretariat Clori Yelicic
Socialist Party, PS
Women's Council Alicia Tate
Radical Civic Union, UCR
Australian Labor Women's Network Sue West
Australian Labor Party, ALP
Austrian Social Democratic Women Barbara Prammer
Social Democratic Party of Austria, SPÖ Bettina Stadlbauer
Maria Jonas
Petra Rund
Socialist Party, SP.A Vera Claes
Women's Forum of the Democratic Alternative Nermina Zaimovic-Uzunovic
Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nina Karadjinovic
Union of Socialist Women for Parity and Solidarity Deniza Slateva
Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP Nadya Radeva
Antoniya Petrova
Social Democratic Front, SDF Chantal Kambiwa
Participation of Women Committee Dawn Black
New Democratic Party, NDP Alexa McDonough
Anne McGrath
Liberal Party of Colombia, PLC Lorenza Santos Barbosa
Griselda Restrepo
Women's Organisation of the Côte d'Ivoire Popular Marie Odette Lorougnon
Front, OFFPI Bamba Masseny
Côte d'Ivoire Popular Front, FPI  
Social Democratic Women’s Forum Mirjana Feric-Vac
Social Democratic Party, SDP Melita Mulic
Socialist Women’s Movement Marcia Alexaki
Movement of Social Democrats EDEK Eleni Karaoli
Commission for Equality Kirsten Johannsen
Social Democratic Party Kirsten Brosbøl
Anne Sofie Allarp
Ylloiz Akdogan
Julie Rademacher
CPDS Women's Organisation Epifania Avomo Biko
Convergence for Social Democracy, CPDS Trinidad Mangue Ekuaga
Social Democratic Women in Finland Maiju Boenisch
Finnish Social Democratic Party, SDP
National Secretariat for Women's Rights Laurence Rossignol
Socialist Party, PS Fatima Lalem
Federation of Social Democratic Women, ASF Lissy Gröner
Social Democratic Party of Germany, SPD
Labour Party Women Rachel Cowburn
The Labour Party
Women's Department Antigoni Karali-Dimitriadi
Panhellenic Socialist Movement, PASOK Soula Efthimiou
Effie Xalatsi
Petroula Deledimou
Meni Maliori
Anna Karamanou
Women’s Section Zita Gurmai
Hungarian Socialist Party, MSzP
Labour Women’s National Council Katherine Dunne
The Labour Party
Women's Section Nurit Levy-Yardeni
Israel Labour Party
Forum for Gender Equality Ester Levanon-Mordoch
Meretz-Yachad Party
Women's Commission Elisabette Palumbo
Socialist Party, PS
Gianpaola Mazzola
Michela Stancheris
Union of Progressive Women in Lebanon Wafa Abed
Progressive Socialist Party, PSP
Women's Movement Zoure Fadimata
African Party for Solidarity and Justice, ADEMA/PASJ Oumou Traore
National Women's Organisation Lourdes Quiñones
Institutional Revolutionary Party, PRI
Labour Party, PvdA Marije Laffeber
Norwegian Labour Party Women Lise Christoffersen
Norwegian Labour Party, DNA Gro Axelsen
Anniken Huitfeldt
Women's Wing Nafisa Shah
Pakistan People's Party, PPP Asma Alamgir
Fozia Behram
National Committee of Febrerista Women Josefina Duarte
Revolutionary Febrerista Party, PRF
National Department of Socialist Women Maria Manuela Augusto
Socialist Party, PS Ana Couto
Social Democratic Women Rovana Plumb
Social Democratic Party, PSD Maria Lazar
Ileana Savu
San Marino Party of Socialists and Democrats, PSD Alessandra Renzi
Maria Domenica Michelotti
National Federation of Social Democratic Women Carin Jämtin
Swedish Social Democratic Party, SAP Anne Ludvigsson
Social Democratic Women Barbara Berger
Social Democratic Party of Switzerland Valérie Werthmüller
Women's Organisation Monica Xavier
Socialist Party of Uruguay, PSU

Consultative member organisations

Partido País Solidario Maria Estela Frutos Benítez
Ukrainian Roses Olena Skomoroshchenko
Social Democratic Party of Ukraine, SDPU  

Observer member organisations

Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan, PDKI Shikofeh Ghobadi
Asrin Ghobadi
Central Women's Branch Sebahat Tuncel
Democratic Society Party, DTP Besime Gonca
Gokce Heval Simsek
Fraternal organisations
International Union of Socialist Youth, IUSY Katrin Hellwagner
Associated organisations
Socialist Group in the European Parliament Majella McCone
Effy Tsonos
PASOK Secretariat
  Kiki Vasilopoulou
SIW Secretariat
  Janice Flower
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